extraterrestrial being

extraterrestrial being
a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere
Syn: ↑extraterrestrial, ↑alien
Derivationally related forms: ↑alien (for: ↑alien), ↑extraterrestrial (for: ↑extraterrestrial)
Hypernyms: ↑hypothetical creature

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